Full-service restaurants are responsible for providing a comfortable restaurant atmosphere, delivering excellent customer service, and most importantly, maintaining the safety of food, which directly affects the wellbeing of your customers.
Foodborne illnesses and failed food safety inspections are two things you definitely don’t want your business associated with. It’s an easy recipe for disaster—financially and to your establishment’s reputation in the community and the food industry.
Food safety sits at the core of the food retail industry’s values. Food safety turns into a major issue for your restaurant when a food safety breach happens because not only do your customers get sick, they lose confidence in your business and its ability to uphold the industry’s food safety standards.
Don’t fear food safety or what it takes to achieve it. Be in control of food safety by implementing an effective food safety management system (FSMS) in your business.
What is a FSMS?
A FSMS is a network of components working together to ensure that food doesn’t cause any unfavorable human health effects. Some common components include programs, policies, roles and responsibilities, resources, and goals. It’s encouraged that restaurants be proactive and put a FSMS in place to prevent and reduce the occurrence of foodborne illness risk factors.
According to the FDA, an effective FSMS could include the following elements: